Website : www.antonygormley.com/
Country : United Kingdom
Antony Gormley (b. 1950) is an acclaimed British sculptor who is well known for his installations and public art. In 2008, he was ranked 4th in The Daily Telegraph's list of "100 most powerful people in British culture." Almost all of his work throughout his prolific practice takes the human body as its point of departure and inspiration. Interestingly, Gormley often uses his own body as the basis for his metal casts. His artworks delve into the relationship between human bodies and space, and questions the place of human beings in relation to nature and the cosmos. Through his practice, Gormley continually views art as a site in which new behaviours, thoughts, and feelings can arise.
Gormley has received numerous accolades for his significant contributions to art. He has Honorary Fellowships in Trinity and Jesus College, and Royal Institute of British Architects, as well as an Honorary Doctorate at University of Cambridge. He has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Gormley has received awards such as the 1994 Turner Prize, and the 2012 Obayashi Prize. In 2014, he was knighted for services to the arts.